Looks like the Salt’s Cure team wasn’t done with their old address on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. Per a release from the restaurant, chef/owner Chris Phelps will be returning to his old stomping grounds at 7494 Santa Monica Boulevard as of next week, with a whole new morning-focused menu.
The new restaurant is to be called Breakfast, which should prove at least slightly problematic for anyone trying to Google the new (old) address. It is rather straightforward in describing the setup though, as Phelps and company will be going back to their brunch roots in a big way. In the release, Phelps calls Breakfast a “hybrid between a modern quick-service spot and a pancake house,” which means they’ll serve the old Salt’s Cure oatmeal griddle cakes alongside eggs, house made sausages, and much more.
It’s an interesting move, bringing back a portion of their previous business in their much-lauded former location. That original Salt’s Cure iteration was known for their massively popular weekend brunches, but the restaurant moved into more lunch and dinner-focused menus when they shifted into their larger space over on Highland. Since then the old address has been mostly papered over and quiet, so it’s easy to see a mutually beneficial agreement with the landlord and Salt’s Cure to reactivate it for eggs and pancakes.
Breakfast officially opens next Monday, keeping all-day hours (and all-day breakfast) starting immediately. If you can’t wait until then, try heading up a couple of blocks to the new Electric Owl, chef Ernesto Uchimura’s quiet new Hollywood opening in the former Gardner Junction space.
7494 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA